In this issue of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Aranda-Michel and colleagues evaluated the change in cardiothoracic surgery residency application towards a more holistic approach. This is a shift away from traditional numerical metrics such as USMLE scores to research, sub-internships and away rotations, interviews, and letters of recommendation (LOR).
- Aranda-Michel E.
- Trager L.E.
- Han J.J.
- et al.
Considerations for a holistic model in evaluating medical students for cardiothoracic surgical residency.
Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022; (in press)
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Published online: September 08, 2022
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